(October 3, 2011 – Toronto, ON) Dine Alone Records is proud to announce the addition of THE JEZABELS to their roster in Canada. The Australian quartet’s debut full-length LP Prisoner is set to be released on November 8th in Canada. Not every band can be described as, “This is a deeper, denser, and darker sound than anything we’ve heard from the four piece, one that requires patience and persistence, but pays off handsomely.”- Rolling Stone.
The Jezabels formed when vocalist Hayley Mary and keyboardist Heather Shannon left the coastal paradise of Byron Bay for the bright lights and dark shadows of Sydney in 2006. There, they met guitarist Sam Lockwood and drummer Nik Kaloprt. What began as four musicians trying to make it in a local band competition, has turned into three acclaimed EPs, a sold out UK tour and a debut full length album that is topping the charts at home in Australia.
Recorded mostly in The Attic Studio in Sydney with long time producer Lachlan Mitchell,Prisoner was mixed by Peter Katis (Jonsi, The National, Interpol) at Tarquin Studio, Connecticut and Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York.
Prisoner, a pop album on the surface is loaded with spectacular hooks, swelling melodies and several layers of sound and meaning. "The lyrics are set out as a letter to a prisoner," says vocalist Hayley Mary. "I’m interested in the idea of your personal role in your own oppression. To a certain extent the album explores the idea of looking at yourself as a prisoner and asking about the reasons for that. Are they external or are they internal?"
The Jezabels have been touring non-stop including a sold out UK tour and a riveting performance at last year’s SXSW. Debuting at #2 on the ARIA Charts the week of its release, Prisoner, has been receiving acclaim across Australia. The band will be touring North American this fall, including several Canadian shows with 2011 Polaris Nominees Hey Rosetta!
PRISONER Track Listing:
02. Endless Summer
03. Long Highway
04. Try Colour
06. City Girl
07. Nobody Nowhere
10. Deep Wide Ocean
11. Peace Of Mind
13. Catch Me
Upcoming Canadian Shows*:
11.12 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11.14 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
11.15 – Edmonton, AB – Myer Horowitz Theatre
11.17 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
11.23 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11.24 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11.25 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
11.26 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
*All Canadian dates with Hey Rosetta!